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Old 08-11-10, 02:45 PM
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Hmm, maybe it's the mixture of colors. The rear tire is blackwall and the front is skinwall. Why the heck are blackwalls in style now? I dislike them! And there are other odd mixtures of color. Plus, that yellowish paint that some doofus sprayed on the bike doesn't help at all.

Thank you for noticing my thoughtfulness. You are correct. I even think about it at odd times and in odd places.
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Here's mine

L1070979..jpgI don't ride it as much anymore.
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Oh my God, that's gorgeous. It's a sin not to ride that, capricho.
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Noglider, I enjoy my Jamis Coda Comp more so the Raleigh mainly collects dust.
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
I really like this photo...plus those are some nice shifters.



Its funny...looking at the whole bike at once it looks like some frankenbike but when you look up close at the details you can tell it was put together thoughtfully and most of all, done properly.
+1. Even Mother Nature has to see the beauty in it. The colors and even the wear are so - au natural !
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Old 08-11-10, 05:00 PM
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Hmm. I see I accidentally shot something with good composition. That's why this photo stands out. It was a pure accident. I'm a bad photographer.
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Originally Posted by capricho View Post
Noglider, I enjoy my Jamis Coda Comp more so the Raleigh mainly collects dust.
Sacrebleu !
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
I really like this photo...plus those are some nice shifters.



Its funny...looking at the whole bike at once it looks like some frankenbike but when you look up close at the details you can tell it was put together thoughtfully and most of all, done properly.
My Raleigh has those same model power shifts and they rapidly became my favorite pre-index shifter (can you still call them friction with the ratchet?). Not the lightest thing in the world but they feel solid and they stay where you put them. They just feel so right.
Just picked up a pair of bar end power shifts and my mind is numb as to what bike (the Raleigh or the Fuji) to put them on.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Hmm. I see I accidentally shot something with good composition. That's why this photo stands out. It was a pure accident. I'm a bad photographer.
you say its an accident but I've been having "accidental" good photos more and more lately...I'm starting to think its less of an accident and more of a natural affinity. Perhaps you've got a little more of the photog bug in you than you think

better be careful or next thing you know we'll be asking you what exposure settings you used


lovely bike capricho.
i hate to mention it in this thread but have you considered stripping and selling it, getting a higher-end frame (like an international) and building it up with those same parts?

...not gonna lie, a 24" International might be able to get me to cough my SC up.
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Today I got to work on my green '72 Super Course (my 4th) that I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

(I photographed it on my stand, just before I completed reassembly and took it for a ride.)
I kept most of the components the same, excepting an even longer GB stem that I found on eBay, and a (temporary) Soma MTB saddle. (The bike really cries out for a B17). I have a brass bell on order for it: Could have used it more than once today!

After exhuming it from all the dirt that was on it, I find that it's in pretty decent condition, and the green paint is still deep and lustrous, with just some chips/wear on the chain stays.



It came with a nice set of Weinmann concaves and a Shimano Dura Ace Crankset and front DR.



The rear DR is a Huret Challenger - I find that it's a pretty sweet derailleur. Disraeli Gears states that it "was no match for the derailleurs coming out of Japan" - but I think it's better than my Crane, or my Shimano 600. -Maybe not quite as good as my Suntour Vx's though.



It also came with Suntour Power Shifters (there is a current thread about these).
It just shows that whoever upgraded it knew what he was doing.



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^^^ That green looks awesome in the sunlight there. That is a beautiful bike(green is my favorite color)
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
I just picked this one up tonight. 4th Raleigh in the fleet, 1st Super Course.

I posted the purchase story and more pics here.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...9#post11213729


That is one beautiful bike, is there anyway to get pictures of the decals on that bike?

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That is one beautiful bike, is there anyway to get pictures of the decals on that bike?
I'd be glad to post them.








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I think the Huret Challenger rear derailleur is pretty good. I remembered it as mediocre, but I tried one about a year ago, and I was impressed. I agree that the previous upgrader, whoever he/she is, knew what he/she was doing.
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Thats two seriously well preserved beauties there. Mine was originally that Copper Bronze color and if the paint wasn't so trashed I would have really loved to have kept it original.
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cb400bill,
Thank you very much, I happen to have a super course frame, same year, same color ,same decal set. But it's in need of a complete repaint and new decals. Thanks for posting them.

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About to be taken to the basement shop for overhaul, my '80 S.C.(Rear) keeps some bad company. ('77 Record)

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Tom I just love the petina on your supercourse. Was it painted a couple times and you managed to strip it? Either way I think it's great, what's the story though, where'd you find it?
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Did a little modification this weekend. Swapped out the Cyclone DT shifters for Barcons. Also took off the beefy (and unnecessarily heavy IMHO) Bontrager tires and put on some Specialized Touring 28's that I pulled out of the local recycling yard.



I think it looks much better with skinwalls, and the ride has improved somewhat as well...it doesn't feel as much like I'm pushing around a ton of bricks, although I'm not used to such a narrow tire on this bike and it still feels sort of odd.
I've been kind of down on the ride of my super course lately...i think it feels sluggish...I've overhauled every bearing in the thing now and everything spins wonderfully. The tires and barcons are sort of a last ditch effort at making this bike more fun to ride. Its built as a commuter/go-for-a-long-ride bike and its just not delivering on the fun factor lately. Sure is pretty though.
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I like those tires. But yes, the bike is a bit too heavy as a weekend/club rider. Now that you have lighter bikes, you see why.
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Mine's still plenty fun. Wanna trade?
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I built the Prugnat lugged beater SC frame I had, into a winter single speed. Although,,,Once the time change happens, I doubt I will be riding very much. Most everyone here is courteous, but then you get the 20 something year old jerks in wannabe import racecars, that miss you by two feet while laying on the horn.,,,,BD

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Mine's still plenty fun. Wanna trade?
yeah. Wanna do a Super Course ride in Rockland county?
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I sorta do. My schedule is screwy for a little while here but I definately do.
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cool, even to swap for 5-10 miles on a ride is enough to get a feel for it.

I'm not sure where you are, I just figure you're either in Rockland or Westchester County based on your location

I'm sure we could put a route together leaving from something like Spring Valley perhaps. Shoot out a date sometime...even on short notice...i'd bet there's another Super Course owner or two in the area that would care to ride as well.
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